9/12/12

A Saturday spent by the Hangang River in Seoul with friends from my school. We walked by the river, ate some fried chicken, and listened to music.

We've been here almost three weeks. And you know what, it's sort of starting to feel like home. We know where to get groceries, how to hail a taxi, how to properly dispose of garbage (Korea has the most bizarrely complex system!) and I'm slowly getting the hang of those darn chopsticks (yes, 25 years old and inept with chopsticks. The kindergarten students at my school are continually showing me up!). 

The paperwork is all in order for our Korean bank account AND we're getting cellphones. This is our life, not a vacation. I can hardly believe it.

I'm thankful everyday that Mike is here with me. He's my built in support system, chief navigator, and keeper of the tidiest apartment in all the land - I'm lucky and I know it.

*My classroom!

21 comments:

  1. really happy for you and mike, lady! what an adventure you're living. enjoy it! xo

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  2. so excited for you guys. i'm reminded of you all the time and constantly think about how i've GOT to do what you're doing someday. xo

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  3. It sounds like you're really settling in to your adventure- and what an adventure it is!

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  4. these are nice. i'm glad you guys are finding some familiarity+routine.

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  5. Sounds and looks wonderful, best wishes with everything x

    at-rubik.blogspot.com

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  6. WOW WHAT LOVELY PICS!!!! HOPE YOU ENJOY!

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  7. looks amazing!! cant wait to see be there!!!

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  8. Your classroom looks so neat and organized!

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    1. fingers crossed it stays that way! ;)

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  9. Wow what an exciting time! I'm so happy that you're loving it there and it's becoming your home. I can only dream of the day I get to hop to a different country and do the same thing you are!

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  10. What a great adventure! Your classroom is so bright and cheery.

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  11. That is so awesome! I'm excited to see more and more photos of S. Korea! How long will you be living there?

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    1. until the end of june for sure. we're open to staying for another year, though. we'll see how it goes! :)

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  12. This sounds nice. And these photos look 'wow'!

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  13. What an amazing adventure to be on together. Settle in well and explore a lot.

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  14. such an exciting adventure. it will feel like home before you know it, growing each day. amazing what can happen in even 4 short months! xo

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  15. So exciting! Why have you moved to Korea?

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    1. i'm teaching grade 3 at an international school!

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  16. friends make all the difference... enjoy yourself janis!




    rachael

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  17. The first few weeks living in a new place are the best! Everything is new, exciting and inspiring :) Enjoy every minute of it!

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  18. Such a lovely post in pastel blue ! Have a nice days, only.

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